Walker Laboratory


Amy K. Walker, PhD

BS in Microbiology, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
PhD in Molecular Microbiology, State University of New York at Stonybrook

We examine links between metabolism and cellular function potentially contributing to human metabolic disorders such as diabetes.

Using C. elegans and mammalian models, we study how lipid homeostasis is affected by genetics or diet and how transcriptional control of methyl donor supply may affect cellular processes such as epigenetics.  Our research includes how metabolites act as signals to control gene expression and lipid accumulation

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